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Papua New Guinea: Tab Island

Along the north coast of Papua New Guinea, nested in the middle of beautiful Madang Lagoon, lies the Tab Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This WMA consists of three low-lying, forested coral islands and their surrounding fringing reefs. The smaller island of Mazzaz lies between the two larger islands, Tab and Paeowai, and together they

Papua New Guinea: Problems and Progress in Madang Lagoon

In a grade school in Madang, a town along the north coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG), school children learn that among the different fishing methods used within the lagoon, dynamite is one. This form of collecting fish, though illegal, has become so prevalent here that it has actually made its way into the education

Mangrove Crab Campaign wins RARE grant

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) began the Elimoang (Pohnpei Mangrove Crab) campaign in June of last year; one of approximately 40 RARE campaigns that were being implemented worldwide in 2005-2006. The campaigns are designed to raise awareness and increase local engagement in the conservation of biologically diverse species and areas. The Elimoang, or Pohnpei

Vakarau ni se siga toka (Start preparing while we’ve still got daylight) Marine Education in the New Millennium

Join us at this green conference of marine educators dedicated to ensuring the health of the Pacific Ocean and the communities who depend on it. Opportunities to participate in person and via the web are available. Conference strands include:

Fiji Leaders Honored with Global Ocean Conservation Award

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2006 (ENS) - To celebrate World Ocean Day, conservation organizations have bestowed the second annual Global Ocean Conservation Award upon two Fijian leaders for their work protecting the island nation’s unique marine biodiversity. World Ocean Day falls on June 8 each year. Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase and Paramount Chief Tui

Traditional Resource Management Bulletin, SPC Jun 2014

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

MPAs not a solution, Fiji Times

WHILE communities have done commendable work in implementing marine protected areas (MPAs) in their respective coastal zones, they must remember that MPAs are a tool — not a complete solution.

Great service by fish wardens, Fiji Times

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

LMMA Network News & Tools Bulletin, May-Jun 2014

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

Managing Marine Areas, Fiji Times

OUT of the 1800-plus villages in Fiji, about 420 have established locally managed marine areas (LMMAs). More village areas, however, need to become part of this initiative if their livelihoods are to be made sustainable.